|with Liz Sacks|
The moment I told her that he had passed, Sarah's response was:
"Oh No! But Mom, don't cry, he's in heaven, and he's so happy now! He gets to see Jesus, and there is great food in heaven!"
She then proceeded to pray for his family, specifically his daughter. She was so sweet.
"Mom, I'd be sad if Daddy went to Heaven, so I want to pray for her. Jesus, please help her to be okay. I hope she feels better soon, cause she misses her Daddy, I would miss my Daddy."
It is precious to be reminded by our own children the things that matter. Yes, life might seem so simple in their eyes, and sometimes we need that simplicity of faith.
I am surprised with the poise and security that she handles something like death. I am convinced it is her childlike faith that protects her from despair, or depression. She knows God's got it going just as it should go.
As parents it is so easy to overlook this strength, this resiliency. It is so easy to think we should just gloss over life, so as not to upset them. But in their childishness, they remain able to ride out the storm gracefully, because it is not they who are riding out the storm, they are trusting God to get them through it. Their simple submission to his will, his control, his sovereignty, is their protection from the storms of life. Ought it not be ours as well?
Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."